Man killed when vehicle crashes into southeast Houston restaurant

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A man was killed Wednesday when a vehicle crashed into a southeast Houston restaurant.

The crash was reported just before noon at the Medi Grill in the 5800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Browncroft Street.

The 55-year-old victim was driving a white Ford Explorer northbound on MLK Boulevard when the vehicle hit a curb, crossed into the southbound lanes and hit the building.

Video from SKY2 showed a white vehicle lodged in the northeast corner of the building, significant damage to the restaurant and a hole on the southwest corner of the building.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been revealed.

Witnesses try to help

Witnesses said they rushed in to try to help the victim after the crash.

"We ran over there, me and my fiance and my brother (and) a couple of other people, we ran over there to try to help him out,” Nujuna Chadwick said. "When we saw him, he looked shook. Like he was asleep, but he was alive when we got to him. If they had got here (sooner) they probably would have saved him."

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